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Work begins on new dog park in Byford

A dedicated dog park in Byford is a step closer after construction of the new park at the corner of Larsen Road and Sansimeon Boulevard commenced on Tuesday, 18 June.

20 June 2019
Byford Dog Park

A dedicated dog park in Byford is a step closer after construction of the new park at the corner of
Larsen Road and Sansimeon Boulevard commenced on Tuesday, 18 June.

Shire President Michelle Rich joined Dowsing, the contractor appointed by the Shire to carry out civil
works for the project, on site to mark the beginning of construction of the new dog park.

The $468,000 project will provide a new space for residents to exercise and socialise their dogs and
will include two fenced off sections, one for small dogs and one for large dogs.

Cr Rich said it was great to see work underway to deliver a new public open space in Byford.

“A dedicated dog park was identified by our community as a priority project and I am pleased that the
Council is delivering on this request,” Cr Rich said.

“I know there are a lot of residents, and their dogs, who are looking forward to using the new park.”
Civil works are due to be completed in July, with furniture installation and landscaping to be carried out
in August.

Byford Dog Park

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale Director Infrastructure Services, Steve Harding with his dog Jasper, Dowsing Project Engineer Luke Chadwick and Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale President Michelle Rich with her dog Monroe inspect the location for the new dog park.

A name for the new park will be decided in the next few months after a community competition was
held to receive suggestions.

During the two-week comment period, the Shire received 145 suggestions. A short list of names will
be presented to Council, who will decide on a name for the new park.

The park is scheduled to open at the end of August. Residents can stay up to date with the project by
visiting www.sjshire.wa.gov.au/dogpark